Almost 21 months after his last singles match, Edmund is getting ready to return.

Kyle Edmund’s last match was at the ATP 500 Vienna in October 2020, when he lost in the opening round of qualifying. After participating in Wimbledon’s mixed doubles competition, the 27-year-old British player, who is presently ranked 497 in the ATP rankings, is getting ready to play singles again over 21 months later.

After three procedures on his left knee, Edmund, who was formerly ranked 14th in the world for men, has healed and will compete in the ATP 500 in Washington, D.C., in early August with a protected ranking. For a tennis player who showed great promise and consistent improvement, it is the conclusion of the desert journey.

“Since 2020’s final stretch, my left knee has been both acute and ongoingly painful. It was hard for me to participate in any of the events I tried to play, so I made the decision to undergo the first operation in November of this year “He gave the ATP Tour website an explanation.

Edmund acknowledges that it is on his mind, but he promises to work to get over it. “I know that I’ll always have to live with the knowledge that I went through this tragedy since it’s a difficult damage that doesn’t mend itself. I’m glad right now because I feel like a tennis player again and I still have a lot of time to do great things. I’ll work really hard in the gym to have the chance to compete as soon as feasible “He said.